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News: Terrorism and fundamentalism

Iraq: MPs slam Maliki for posters of Iranian regime's leaders in streets

NCRI - A number of members of Iraqi parliament held a press conference in Iraq’s parliament building calling on Nuri al-Maliki, to apologize for damaging Iraq’s sovereignty by posting pictures of Iran’s religious leaders in Baghdad streets, especially while arbitrary arrests called “Martyrs’ Vengeance Operation” is ongoing by Maliki’s regime.

Al-Hurra TV reported on August 22 that a member of Iraqi parliament Human Rights Commission said in the press conference: “Maliki has apologized for harassments and arrests by security forces saying that these measures are to consolidate Iraq’s sovereignty and to protect Iraqi people against terrorism, but we were hoping that he would apologize for posting pictures of Khomeini and Khamenei in the streets of Iraq.”


He went on to ask: “Isn’t posting pictures of Khomeini and Khamenei a matter that hurts Iraq’s sovereignty?” He added: “Maliki’s apology on Wednesday is not enough unless Iraqis who have been arrested just for residing in some districts are released.”

Thousands of poster with pictures of Ali Khamenei and Rohullah Khoemini in all across Iraq is considered by Iraqis as an indicator to what extent the government of Iraq is influenced by the Iranian regime.

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